In my work with behavioral and developmentally challenged people, I ask a simple yet profound question taken from Dr. Elliott Connie’s work in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. What would your ideal life experience be like should you wake up one day and realize/feel it? The question asks the person to look within and visualize while attaching their emotional needs to a preferred state. This approach has generated some truly awesome replies and changes in behavior.
Can you walk yourself through a similar exercise?
Oprah Winfrey visualizes through her montra, ‘Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe’.
Carli Lloyd credits visualization for helping her to be lazer focused on her desired outcomes in the U.S. women’s soccer teams match against Japan.
Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million for “acting services rendered,” dated it for 1994. In 1994, Carrey learned he would reap exactly $10 million for his role in Dumb and Dumber. He credits this to the power of visualization
Will Smith expresses his success to his two fathers. One his natural father and Confucius, “He who who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.”
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, the most successful female beach volleyball team in history with three Olympic gold medals under their belts say they rely on visualization to stay focused when they are playing
The one element of this exercise is to find a quite place and use a meaningful aspect of your life that is your driver. It can be pain or pleasure. Use it. Decide to focus on the achievement of what state, feeling, environment, condition you want to be able to develop, maintain and produce throughout the rest of your life and begin on your journey.